Description : Originally published in 1915, this book presents the text of The Elder Brother, a comedy by the Jacobean playwright John Fletcher. An introduction and illustrative figures are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Fletcher and Jacobean drama.
Description : A leading figure in the Theosophical Society, Leadbeater was a prolific author, writing on subjects ranging from Buddhism, Masonic history and the origins of Christianity through to the power of thought and the fourth dimension. Leadbeater was also the force behind Annie Besant, the discoverer and educator if Krishnamurti, and became Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church. For all his influence Charles Leadbeater remains largely unknown as a man. This biography, first published in 1982, dispels many of the mysteries surrounding his life, and Leadbeater emerges as neither evil degenerate or infallible saint, but as a complex and eccentric adventurer into the realm of the occult. This title will be of particular interest to students of history and theology.
Description : The Elder Brother addresses the significant issue of anti-Semitism from a Christian perspective. Each of the book's chapters is based on a separate study that investigates the issues that obstruct inter-faith dialogue. Initially, the book addresses the motif of the elder brother as a representative of the Jewish people. Then, the parameters of the Christian faith are set forth in a direct manner. Also considered is the concept of a "chosen people" and the differences between normative Judaism and the "fifth sect," a designation recalling the Christian Movement before it was associated primarily with Gentiles. It concludes with an account of the Holocaust, a brief epilogue, and a short appendix concerning the troubling question: "Why the Jews?"
Description : "I don't know of any other book that deals with the hermeneutical problem of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism in the way this one does. Full of cunning and unpredictable turns, Prodigal Son/Elder Brother addresses the question of the elder brother's fate by opposing two sets of readings, Christian and Jewish, ancient and modern, figural and midrashic. No one, after reading this book, will any longer connect Judaism and Christianity with a hyphen."—Gerald L. Burns, University of Notre Dame "Through a creative reading of the prodigal son parable, Jill Robbins demonstrates the hermeneutical impasse of the Christian exegete who must and yet cannot incorporate the Old Testament. Having disclosed the aporia at the heart of Christian hermeneutics, she proposes an alternative approach to the Hebrew Bible and new interpretations of Augustine, Petrarch, Kafka, and Levinas. Robbins brilliantly integrates the discourses of biblical texts, literary works, and critical analysis."—Mark C. Taylor, Williams College
Description : The Elder Brother By Francis Beaumont We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
Description : Identified as the first American edition of a 1990 book published in the UK by J. Cape Ltd. as The heart of the world, this is an account of the making of a BBC television film on the Kogi, an isolated people of Colombia. The author is a historian and film-maker who writes with clarity and empathy. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR